Thank You for Participating and Congratulations to Our 2018 Winners:
Most Blood Donated: City of Indio
For the fourth consecutive July, the City of Indio collected the most blood of any Valley city, concluding the “challenge” with 145 units. The total helped spearhead a new, overall collection record (904 units!) since the initiative was begun in 2013.
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And the winner of the Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge is….The City of Indio! Indio Mayor Pro-Tem Troy Strange (left) accepts from Kevin Moore, LifeStream blood bank’s vice president/operations, the plaque signifying Indio’s victory in the 6th annual blood drive. Indio was #1 for the 4th straight year as residents donated 145 units of blood during the July 1-31 initiative to help spearhead a new “challenge” record of 904 units collected Valley-wide. Thanks to everyone who donated! And Thanks to leaders in all 9 cities for keeping the issue of voluntary blood donation in the forefront of community thinking all year long!#bleadbyexample
Most Blood Units Collected at a Single Blood Drive: City of Coachella
Coachella collected 68 units at a single drive, just barely inching out a Palm Desert blood drive by one unit..
Highest Percentage of Residents Donating: City of Indian Wells
The city repeated its 2017 title as having the highest percentage of residents (.81 percent) donate during the monthly challenge.
The 9 Cities Challenge Will Return in 2019! Be sure to check back for details.
Final Standings for The 2018 9 Cities Challenge:
The final standings of the 9 Cities Challenge (in units of blood).